Why does the Yangtze River flood?
* High amounts of rainfall --> intensive storms during summer monsoons
* Deforestation in upper basin --> less interception --> More surface runoff and soil erosion
* Urbanisation --> Reduces land river can flood
* Glaciers and melting snow near the source so rain comes when temperatures rise
* Stores water in a reservoir which is released during the dry season
* HEP --> using energy from water